Can you get into a
Workshop and bring this question up?
This is good question and is helpful so everyone can learn that
four classes of listings on ICIWorld in a field called:
Status. There are four:
Active Listings Only if you wish.
Here is the form to:
Search Advanced Advanced with Contact Information.
At the end of this page, there
are instructions on how to get your Windows Media Player to play
How To Search Advanced
Secondly you personally do not have to look
at old listings such as 3 year old listings
if you do not want to.
Once you have searched listings, you can
search the Latest Listings Only because there are lists that are
sorted by latest listings first by date. It is literally up
to the second with 50-100 new ones per day coming in! That way you
have up to the second information. It is this Latest Listings
First choices that you should install on your
Blackberries, iPhone, etc.
depending on what interests you. If you want the latest apartment
buildings add that to your home screen. If you are in a city make
that city a link. If you want tenants looking for space add that
to your home screen. if you want a key word add that to your home
screen. Examples for Canada Key
Word Searching or any link at
www.iciworld.ca Find any kind
of business within 5 seconds. USA choose any link at
www.iciworld.us Up to date
latest information at your fingertips. iPad and
Playbook users place
www.iciworld.us USA or
www.iciworld.ca Canada on your home screen as it fits nicely.
You can search by date: choose your own
limitation 30 days, 60 days, 6 months, one year, set your own date you make the
Search Advanced with Contact Information.
There is a reason why we maintain the database and give you the
choice instead of us arbitrarily deleting listings after 90 days
for instance on your behalf.
This is a networking service not a listing service like a real
estate board but more like the classified ads of a newspaper.
Ads identify people with whom you can talk
with and whom you might do business with. We will not delete old
listings as they become a resource of contacts for those who wish
to prospect. But we allow you to ignore them if you wish as you
can search strictly active listings. Everything is also dated as
well as having a status.
Past ads also identify people with whom you
might do business. If you identify an
individual in a certain city that does a certain kind of real
estate through an old listing, can that not help an interested
person? Indeed virtually every member on the service
makes connections to do business or you call us.
See Our Pledge.
It is the people behind the listings that are important.
- If you called someone who had a shopping center one year old
and it was sold, can it benefit you to find out how much it sold
- Is it possible that because this person deals in shopping
centers they may know about others not on the service? You
follow up and do business.
- Is it possible that if you develop a good business
relationship with that person, that if they get another shopping
center for sale three weeks from now, and they remember that you
were looking for one, they may call
you back and tell you about it? You follow up and do business.
In one month studied last year, 44% of the deals were done this
way, where someone called on a listing that did not suit the
person, but the two parties discussed other things not on the
service and went off and did a deal.
Regarding Wants. A "want" is also a listing on ICIWorld. One may have a listing one or two years old or
five years old, but
that buyer can easily be a buyer for life for that real estate salesperson.
We had an $18,000,000 quarry at one time that was three years old.
A broker had a buyer and made a connection for that property. If
we had of arbitrarily deleted that listing, that broker would
never had a chance find out about that property and to do that sale.
In other words it is the people behind the listings with whom
networking is important.
Now that is not to say that you should be prevented from searching
strictly Active listings.
You do that using the Advanced Search Feature. [see instructional
You do that by searching listings at
where they are active.
You also have a choice to have just Active Listings in the Ontario
Commercial button on your web site. In other words there are two
choices, one that has Ontario listings that are just active, OR .
. . one that has all the database in Ontario including active,
expired and inactive. For members web sites, this one has twice the listings and twice
the opportunities to trigger calls that many brokers prefer in
order to get the lead in the first place in order to have an
opportunity to help people.
Sorry it was so frustrating for you to this point.
After all is said and done, ICIWorld is still like a gold mine.
You still have to get through some dirt to get the gold.
However it is not like residential services, or any other services
in the world. It is really built for networking.
We have feedback for instance from brokers of gas station buyers,
who go back to the oldest listings first to network. It is the
owners who have sat the longest trying to sell their properties
who are more likely to consider taking back and mortgage or sell
more reasonably in some cases that ones who just put their
properties on the market at retail.
You will see some all this at work in some of the
testimonials on ICIWorld.
Once you have gone through the database may we suggest you get the
latest listings in a daily digest. That way you have the latest
ones up to date.
May we suggest if you have an iPhone or Blackberry you have a link
that produces the absolute latest up to the second listings and
the push of an icon on your device.
That way you have the information of an industry, local AND world
wide, up to date, up to the second, at
May we demonstrate how to use the
Advance Search Features, by
date, and status and other important key word searching functions?
Your feedback is appreciated and thankyou for the opportunity to
respond to you.
See the Value of Networking.
Gary Nusca, CCIM
Member response: Great answers. Thank you!
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Search Method for Database 1 and 2.
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How to Search Database 1 Haves and Wants placed by Members of
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How to Search Database 2 For Sale By Owners
There is a field called
Status: choose Active if that is all you wish.
There is a date field to use,
however most are happy with Active Listing Status.
If you sort by Date or
Default you will get the latest listings first.
Form to Search:
Search Advanced Advanced with Contact Information
If you want the latest listings on your
iPhone or Blackberry.
If you wish to receive up to
date listings with contact information by email
click here. You can unsubscribe
directly from the EMail anytime. You are dealing direct with a
computer list server. (free)
Four things everyone should
do to make a connection or you can easily miss doing a deal
and not realize it.
Assistance for members
provided daily by way of
World Wide Webinars for members all over the world. Once
trained you should only need to be brought up to date on new
features and services once per year for an hour or two and an
annual checkup consultation to ensure you are taking advantage of
things and do not have a material defect in your membership.
See Our Pledge.